29-Apr-12 OE-XMM MD Helicopters MD902 Großvenediger, Austria (1F)

Alpine rescue expert and two others were being lowered on a winch to rescue a trapped climber.  Due to poor visibility, the pilot released the winch at too high an altitude – about 10m AGL.  Franz Franzeskon died instantly in the fall while the two others suffered multiple injuries. No technical issues reported with the helicopter

Date:
29 April, 2012
Reg:
OE-XMM
Make:
MD Helicopters
Model:
MD902
MSN:
900-00084
Location:
Großvenediger
Country:
Austria
Civil / Military:
Civil
Fatalities:
1
Operator:
Heli-Austria
Link:
http://www.austriantimes.at/news/General_News/2012-05-01/41327/Helicopter_pilot_may_face_manslaughter_charges_
Link:
http://translate.google.com/translate?sl=de&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&u=http%3A%2F%2Ftirol.orf.at%2Fnews%2Fstories%2F2530914%2F

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